NATO says ash cloud does not affect its operations

BRUSSELS Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:36pm IST

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A volcanic ash cloud that has grounded many commercial flights in Europe has not had a negative effect on NATO's operations, the head of the military alliance said on Monday.

"The ash cloud does not have any negative impact on our operations or territorial defence," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a news conference. "Our operations in Afghanistan are not affected negatively."

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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